Muslim clerics in Katsina call for state of emergency on insecurity
Worried by the alarming rate of kidnapping and banditry in Katsina State and other states of the federation, Islamic women preachers under the auspice of Katsina State Da’awa Women Wing, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on insecurity in view of what they described as the persistent abduction and killings of Nigerians across the country, ThisDay reports.
The women gave the advice during an interactive session organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (MWASD) on Sunday to proffer solutions on how to end kidnapping, banditry and insurgency in Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara and Borno States.
Speaking on behalf of the women, the Chairperson of Da’awa Family Support Committtee, Hajiya Hajara Isah, explained that the state of emergency on inscurity was necessary in order to avert frequent killings and abduction of innocent citizens in the affected states.
“Following the persistent killings and abduction of innocent Nigerians across the country, we are calling on President Buhari to act fast and mandate the military to end the ungodly act.
These people are visible, we know them. There is need for federal government to look for them and address their needs so that they can stop what they are doing at the movement.
“This appeal for peace remains imperative, because without the atmosphere of peace, no meaningful negotiations and development can take place.
We know that Governor Aminu Bello Masari is trying to solve this problem but there is need for him to redouble his effort to ensure that the state is free from banditry,” Hajia Isah explained.